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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
De Correspondent launches an audio-only app. The Atlantic: Smart beats scale. LION Publishers announces first 24 news projects in their Google-funded startup lab. Deadspin alums launch Defector. Launch of book looking at analytics and algorithms.
Today we're announcing our inaugural Google News Initiative Startups Lab Boot Camp cohort: 24 projects — some led by individuals, some by small teams — selected from 259 applications that we received over a six-week period. During…
By Kerry Flynn, CNN Business
– Sep 9, 3:51 PM
New York(CNN Business) President Trump wrote The Atlantic off as a 'dying' magazine last week after it published an explosive story about him allegedly disparaging Americans who died in war. But not only is the 163-year-old magazine far from…
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
– Sep 10, 2:00 AM
What journalism is and what it does has a profound effect on the society we aim to reflect and inform. Our discourse and decisions around immigration, inequality, crime – frankly everything – would be entirely different if they…
Welcome to Defector, an employee-owned sports and culture website brought to you by the former staffers of Deadspin. Let me tell you who we are, and how we got here. We are 19 people who want to create a website that you will actually want to read.
Mr AndersonGet to the bottom if you already know the history. They have moxie, I'll say that. Will they be able to differentiate themselves enough from The Athletic?
What's new in publishing
Esther Kezia Thorpe
– Sep 10, 11:30 PM
The Correspondent, famous for their 2018 ‘unbreak the news' crowdfunding campaign, are branching out into audio to bring their journalism to members in new ways. A year after the English-language edition went live, the publisher is now…
Mr AndersonMT @EstherKeziaT: Chatted w/ @ejpfauth abt @The_Corres' new audio-only app 'It's not our mission to provide text. It's our mission to be a daily antidote to the news grind...the medium isn't that important, so if voice works better, let's introduce that.'
When the news moved online, journalists suddenly learned what their audiences actually liked through algorithmic technologies that scrutinize web traffic and activity. How have audience metrics changed journalists' work practices and professional…
The last few months have been particularly tough for journalism — many media organizations have lost traditional revenue streams, newsrooms have made major cuts to staff, and in some cases media have had to close down entirely. Even though…
Mr AndersonRT @sdp: This report, from @dw_akademie, looks really quite groundbreaking - looking forward to reading it and learning from those on the frontlines of building independent journalism organisations around the world